Lord Willy Bach welcomed to Altruck’s Loughborough Depot in an event to raise the profile of The Wire Project and supporting ex-offenders in the workplace.
The 14th February marked an extremely momentous day in the history of Alltruck plc. It was the day that the Police Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire, Lord Willy Bach, visited our Loughborough depot to talk about the importance of crime prevention in the community.
At Alltruck we have always tried to set ourselves apart from being just a supplier of great trucks, we care deeply about those we work with and where we work, hence our longstanding relationship with Leicestershire Cares. It was through Leicestershire Cares that we first became involved with The Wire Project, which ultimately brought Lord Bach to Alltruck Loughborough.
Our support for The Wire Project has seen over twenty ex-offenders gain valuable work experience here at Alltruck. Lord Bach spoke highly of how this project tackles the root cause of re-offending, a lack of employment. By being able to gain a work placement, it not only offers tangible skills for an individual but also provides an all-important work reference which had previously been unattainable.
Alongside Lord Bach’s speech, Kieran Been, CEO of Leicestershire Cares and Paul Robinson, MD of Alltruck plc, gave their insights into how the project has developed not only from an external viewpoint but how it has opened the eyes of current Alltruck employees.
BBC East Midlands Today and the local press attended the day, interviewing members of Alltruck and Leicestershire Cares, whilst also receiving a guided tour of the depot
We were honoured to be chosen to host Lord Bach, but moreover we are proud of what The Wire Project has achieved since its inception. With a segment featuring in East Midlands Today, we believe that by educating a wider audience on the importance of preventing re-offending, more local businesses will join and support The Wire Project well into the future.